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20:09 Feb 8, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: alero
Aún más lejos se detectan ambas fases de cazadores en el alero de Quillén, en plena Araucanía, así como - aquí sólo para el horizonte de puntas triangulares - en la cueva de Haichol al oeste del Neuquén a partir del v milenio a.C.
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naGeological siteYvette Camou
Daniela Guanipa
naAlero - Eave
Rafaela Graffos
naniche, shelterPatricia Harpstrite



1 hr

Site: Any location studied by archeologists that has remains of past human activity.
The Chilean URL has plenty of occurrences of "alero".

    Reference: http://rehue.csociales.uchile.cl/antropologia/arcaico.htm
    Reference: http://www.nps.gov/colo/TEACHERS/SG_Act/ArchGlossary.html
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niche, shelter

Obviously not the eave of a roof, but from the context I found, it seems like a natural rock formation used for shelter by these ancient hunters. (From the website cited below) "Las zonas
ecotonales altas del bosque andino . . . fueron recurrentemente frecuentadas, utilizando el reparo de cuevas y aleros. Todos estos sitios muestran pinturas rupestres . . ."

    Reference: http://www.unt.edu.ar/csnat/arqueo/PROYECTos,.htm
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Alero - Eave

El Pequeño Larousse describes as following: Parte interior del tejado que sobresale de la pared.

Rafaela Graffos
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According to the context, they are talking about some caves and rocky formations. The word "alero" in Spanish means "eaves" and because the "Alero de Quillén" must be a natural rocky formation, I think "eaves" would be a good translation.

Daniela Guanipa
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Geological site

It is more frequently used in Archeology but in this context, it is geological.

Yvette Camou
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